Bump Fitness provides a wide variety of Physiotherapy services designed to support both women and mums alike in maintaining a happy, healthy, well supported body and mind.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.
Physiotherapy can support you in recovering from injury, reducing pain and stiffness, and increasing mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.
How do I know if Physiotherapy is for me?
Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to ensure the optimal functioning of the muscles, joints and nerves. These include joint mobilisation or manipulation, muscle releases/massage, muscle retraining, exercise programs, electrotherapy to speed up healing and reduce inflammation, strapping and assistance with using various aids or braces.
In addition to these common techniques, at Bump Fitness we are able to support our pregnant clients with Firm n Fold Pregnancy Cushions, Real Time Ultrasound, and Reformer Bed Pilates.
These techniques and technologies are used to help treat a variety of problems and issues, including:
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (numbness or pins and needles in hands)
- Pelvic floor exercises (aka Kegal exercise)
- Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation)
- Postural advice for breast feeding and carrying baby
- Returning to fitness and sports after pregnancy
What should I expect during my Consultation?
When you visit Bump Fitness, we’ll get to know you and your medical history, perform a thorough physical examination, provide hands on treatment to address the problems found, advise you on the best course of management for your condition, and provide a home exercise program for you to optimise your physiotherapy consultation.
All of this is done with your privacy and comfort as our top priority. The number of consultations required will depend on the severity and duration of your problems. If you have any queries about how physiotherapy may help you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have!
Pre & Post Natal Physiotherapy
Prenatal, also called Antenatal, is the period during your pregnancy. Physiotherapy during this time can provide professional guidance on keeping active and healthy that is safe for both you and your growing baby. Physiotherapy can also assist with back pain, pelvic girdle pain, carpel tunnel syndrome and incontinence.
Postnatal Physiotherapy occurs once your baby is born. Physiotherapy after your bundle of joy has arrived offers assessment and treatment for diastisis recti (abdominal separation), posture advice for breast feeding and carrying baby, sport specific training for return to sport, and treatment for back and hip pain and incontinence.
We understand that every pregnancy is different and we provide quality physical therapy based on your individual needs to make this adventure as smooth and happy as possible. See below for a complete range of Physiotherapy services offered by Bump Fitness.
Real Time Ultrasound
Gives you immediate visual feedback during treatment and may enable you and your physiotherapist to see your muscles working in real time and show you how to control them more efficiently. A Real Time Ultrasound is not appropriate in place of an internal assessment but can be a great feedback tool during your treatments.
Specifically with pregnancy we want to focus on the pelvic floor and deep core muscles to provide your back and hips the support they need to carry you through your pregnancy.
This can help address incontinence, urgency and leakage associated with poor pelvic floor muscles as well as lower back pain by identifying core muscle imbalances.
Our Firm-N-Fold Pregnancy Cushion is designed for pregnancy massage but can also be used for anyone who finds laying on their stomach uncomfortable.
The table is shaped to accommodate the growing breasts and stomach so you can lay on your tummy in comfort knowing your little one is safe.
Injuries are unfortunately part of maintaining an active lifestyle, however an injury doesn’t have to mean an end to your fitness or sports activities.
Phoebe has treated many high profile as well as recreational athletes and can help you manage your injuries while continuing to do what you love without pain and the risk of an injury returning!
Muscle Balancing & Realignment
No body is symmetrical but sometimes asymmetries can lead to problems that may present themselves in areas of the body that you might not expect!
Let our qualified staff assess and provide manual techniques or exercises to get you back to optimal health.
During pregnancy it can be hard to find workouts to suit your changing body. Pilates is excellent for expecting women as it incorporates core, pelvic floor and posture exercises.
Doing Pilates while you’re pregnant will significantly help you recover after giving birth – Not only will you have an easier time physically caring for your new baby you will also find it easier to return to your pre-pregnancy body.
Classes & Options
Our group classes cater for all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, our qualified instructors will give options within the class so you can work to your level.
Our group classes are done on the mat with a range of pilates equipment including pilates ring bands, rollers and fit balls.
Specially designed for mums-to-be these pilates classes are tailored to get you ready for the birthing marathon to come.
Our preglates classes prepare your body by safely developing the strength and support required during and after your pregnancy.